So, this is a pretty old build, and I was curious on what I should purchase. I was eyeing either a GTX 480, GTX 660Ti, or r7870. I think the ram is still fine, but is the processor/mobo too old? Will it bottleneck my gpu if I get those 3 cards.
And if I need a new CPU what can I get that won't bottleneck it, is there a site for benchmark results? I'm not sure what to look for.
In addition, I am unsure if my PSU will be able to provide the power for these cards. I noticed the 450w minimum for the 660ti, but for the GTX 480 it is definitely not enough. The PSU is +12v1@17A and +12v1@17A. I am not sure what that means so can somebody please help me decipher it and explain it to me. This card was a temporary PSU that I bought about a year ago after my old one died.
Alright thanks a lot everybody, but just now I found out that the 7950 is the same price as the 660Ti, and from what everyone is saying it seems I will end up getting the 7950, will there be any bottle necking from my CPU to my GPU?
As of right now, I have it Overclocked to 3.12ghz but it is currently running stock cooling. I just bought a new 212+ so once I get that I should be able to overclock it a lot higher no?
I wouldn't have to buy a new cpu/mobo right, the x4 635 should be fine,
and if so, how high do you think I should try to get my cpu overclocked? 3.5?